Postdoctoral Researcher in Catalytic conversion of polymer waste

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 12 Mar 2024

Waste no more

We are looking for outstanding chemists to join our team on the project focused at converting polymer waste to value-added chemicals. A large fraction of consumer palstics undergoes mechanical recycling or inceniration degrading material properties or destroying material altogether. Our group aims at using catalytic reactions to engage polymers and ultimately convert them to small functionalized molecules which can be used as new building blocks for chemical industry.

We are looking for scientists with strong background in organometallic and polymer chemistry. Affinity to physical chemistry and mechanistic work is highly appreciated.

  • Strong track record in organometallic and/or polymer chemistry
  • Affinity to learn new experimental techniques and soft skills
  • Independence and efficient time management

We reward excellence and as a part of working with us offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Diverse and welcoming environment
  • Professional training and skill development  

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

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Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values  and we actively engage  to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

From chip to ship. From machine to human being. From idea to solution. Driven by a deep-rooted desire to understand our environment and discover its underlying mechanisms, research and education at the 3mE faculty focusses on fundamental understanding, design, production including application and product improvement, materials, processes and (mechanical) systems.

3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with high-tech lab facilities and international reach. It’s a large faculty but also versatile, so we can often make unique connections by combining different disciplines. This is reflected in 3mE’s outstanding, state-of-the-art education, which trains students to become responsible and socially engaged engineers and scientists. We translate our knowledge and insights into solutions to societal issues, contributing to a sustainable society and to the development of prosperity and well-being. That is what unites us in pioneering research, inspiring education and (inter)national cooperation.

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For more information about this vacancy, please contact Georgy A. Filonenko: [email protected] .

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 12 March 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

For information about the application procedure, please contact Anita van Vianen, HR Advisor, [email protected] .

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

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